I have been wanting a midi length skirt for the longest time and after seeing this one; I knew I had to have one too. Now, this is a very different silhouette then what I normally gravitate towards, this is more First Ladyish, yes?! However, our First Lady does have it going on, at least in my humble opinion. But back to this skirt, Butterick 5285, which is now out of print; however, there are so many more options if you are wanting a midi skirt. For instance, here's two that I've found:
Butterick 5285 went together effortlessly, that is until I tried the darn thing on, and it was enormous, ugh! I even went and re-pleated the skirt to ensure that I marked all my pleats correctly, and I had but the skirt was still ridiculously too big! I was not about to chunk this fabric, no indeed, which is a cotton sateen that I purchased from Jo-Ann's. I had to have my "make it work", "Tim Gunn" moment. I did just that made it work, yep, sure did.. To make it work , that meant putting extra pleats where the pattern didn't put them, but I'm okay with that, because I was not about to let this circle skirt win,sorry!
|Hand stitch hem|
|Close-up of the invisible zipper|
As always, be blessed and nothin' less and
continue to stay fearlessly fierce!